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Next ISS "Space Tourist" Gets Amateur Radio Ticket

Date : 19 / 08 / 2005
Author : Chris Jones - VK2ZDD

The next "space tourist" to visit the International Space Station is, once again, an Amateur Radio licensee. The FCC issued the call sign KC2ONX to Greg Olsen of Princeton, New Jersey, on August 16. Thanks to three volunteer examiners from the 10-70 Repeater Association in Northern New Jersey, Olsen--who held a ham ticket many years ago--was able to take and pass his Technician examination during a brief vacation window in his busy pre-flight training schedule. VE team member (and ARRL Hudson Division Vice Director) Joyce Birmingham, KA2ANF, says extra-heavy summertime traffic slowed the team's journey to Princeton, and the August 12 exam session, scheduled for 5 PM, almost didn't happen. Want to know more, visit the following Link


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